To celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month, Healthy Heritage will host “Laughing for the Health of It,” a comedy show and mental health resource fair 4-8 pm Sunday, May 15, at Ontario Improv, 4555 Mills Circle , Ontario.
The event, open to ages 18 and older, includes an hour-long clean comedy show plus food and drink and opportunities to talk to mental health professionals and gather resources from beyond 20 vendors.
The show features comedians Donna Maine, Gayla Johnson, Lamont Brown and Richard Weiss.
Maine is a Los Angeles-based comedian whose sets revolve around middle-aged dating and the ridiculous ironies of parenting, according to a news release.
Johnson has appeared in numerous ABC television movies, including “Scandal,” “Bones” and “Grey’s Anatomy,” and Bonman has appeared in films including “Comic View” on BET.
Weiss is a long -time cured addict who has toured the country performing comedy venues along with performing “recovery comedy” at 12 -step conventions across the country.
Tickets for $ 25, are available at improv.com/ontario or at the box office.
Event sponsors include the California Department of Public Health, Community Mental Health Equity Project, Riverside University Health System of Behavioral Health, California Reducing Disparities Project, AfricanAmerican Family Wellness Advisory Group and the Broken Crayons Still Color Project.
Healthy Heritage is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to eliminate mental health disparities within the African American community through health education, policy change and community outreach.
For information, go to healthyheritage.org or call 951-293-4240 or 951-682-1717.